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What channel Chiefs vs. 49ers is on, how to watch it via live stream, what time it starts

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are facing off for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason, airing on local television. We break down how to watch the matchup, particularly if you’re outside the broadcast region.

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The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet up in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 14. The game will air on KPIX 5 (CBS) in the 49ers market, while specific local channel info for the Chiefs can be found with here. Given that this is the preseason, we’ll see plenty of unknown and lesser known faces on the rosters. To keep track of who you’re watching checking out the Chiefs roster and the 49ers roster.

The Super Bowl 54 opponents are coming into the 2021 season in similar and different predictions. Both are among the favorites to win Super Bowl 56, but they’re coming off disparate 2020 seasons. The Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl where they lost to the Bucs, while the 49ers were ravaged by injuries and missed the playoffs. The biggest storyline of the game is San Francisco’s trade up to draft quarterback Trey Lance, and we can expect him to get a considerable amount of playing time on Saturday.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this preseason contest, you’ll need to dig a little deeper for streaming options. While regular season games are usually available outside the two local markets, preseason games are much more limited. To view this game via live online stream, you’ll need to use NFL Game Pass. If you are not planning on watching every week of the preseason, the service offers a free seven-day trial.

The 49ers are a 1.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and -135 on the moneyline. The Chiefs are a +115 moneyline underdog. The point total is installed at 39.